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HIW Summit Report released and endorsements invited

Thursday, 4 August 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Beth Armstrong
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Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) held the Health Information Workforce (HIW) Summit on 30 October 2015, in conjunction with the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI) and the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA).

The purpose of the summit was to actively discuss and address the workforce challenges facing the health information workforce, particularly those relating to workforce shortages and future workforce configuration identified in the 2013 Health Workforce Australia (HWA) Health Information Workforce Report. The outcome sought was a realistic profession-led action plan to assist both government and industry in ensuring development of a sustainable and skilled future health information workforce.

Over 100 attendees of the summit heard from a range of speakers on current workforce trends and were provided with the opportunity to participate in small group discussions as well as provide feedback to through a facilitated forum. ​A number of New Zealand HIMs and Clinical Coders attended the summit. The program for proceedings on the day is appended as Appendix 1 to Part Two of the report. Download the Summit report

HIMAA invites endorsements of this report prior to launching the print copy at the HIMAA NCCH Conference in Melbourne (8-10 November). To make an endorsement of the report click here

HIMAA is planning a follow-up HIW Summit on 11 November this year (in conjunction with their national conference) to engage with employers on implementation of the report.

For more information contact Richard Lawrance, Chief Executive Officer,
Health Information Management Association of Australia Ltd

HiNZ, PO Box 300125, Albany, Auckland 0752, New Zealand.

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